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side should as of right and without leave_be entitled to remove into the take such list. That the practice of all the metropolitan county courts be High Court any claim exceeding £100. Large jurisdiction is already given assimilated by allowing plaintiffs in all cases their costs of appearing on a to the county court in other directions, and your committee append a list default summons when the defendant has given notice to defend and does of anomalies (See Appendix B.).
not appear to defend." Service of Process. The attention of your committee has been directed to Allowances to Witnesses.-" That Ord. 50, r. 26, be struck out, and the serious evils of the present system of the official service of process and both plaintiff and defendant, or any person in their employ, be entitled execution of warrants by county court bailiffs, and the delay that fre- to the same allowances as other witnesses." quently takes place. This urgently calls for the notice of the authorities. Actions against Debtors Residing Out of the District of the Court.-Your It is an anomaly to give a creditor a right to a default summons and to committee bad intended to offer some observations on this subject; but judgment within eight days, if the county court bailiffs take an unlimited having at the request of the council recently made a separate and time for service of such process. There is a widespread impression that in special report on the proposed new rules of practice, your committee many instances bailiffs are very lax in the performance of their functions. refer to such report, which strongly urges that no substantial change The committee refrain from using stronger words of condemnation; the should be made in the existing system. proceedings in a metropolitan county court, published some time since, Execution. That steps should be taken to facilitate prompt execution of being sufficient evidence of the evils which it is desired to 'redress. Your warrants, as the present delay is most unsatisfactory, and often amounts committee have referred to, and repeat, the recommendations contained in to a denial of justice to a creditor who has actually obtained judgment. the report dated 1887 of the committee of the society appointed in 1882 Evidence.- Ord. 18, r. 10, as to evidence by affidavit, is practically futile. upon this subject as follows: “ All persons acting as bailiffs should be With the view of saving costs, your committee recommend : “ That this subject to more stringent control.' Your committee recommend : “That matter receive the attention of the County Court Rule Committee, in order where a solicitor is employed he be at liberty to serve any process issued to make the existing rule effective." out of the county court in the same manner as similar process issued out Central Metropolitan Court.—Your committee have considered this ques. of the High Court, provided the costs are not thereby increased ; and that, tion es remitted to them by the council, and take the opportunity of under special circumstances, service be allowed by registered post without expressing their concurrence in the resolutions previously passed by the order." Under the existing rules personal service of a judgment sum- society to the effect, "that, looking to the volume of substantial work mons is absolutely necessary, and the county court bailiff can alone serve now thrown into the scattered London county courts, a central metrothe first judgment summons. In practice he seldom succeeds. Your politan issuing office is immediately called for, and that in the interests committee recommend : “That either the plaintiff or his solicitor, or any- alike of the bar, solicitors, and suitors all remitted town cases should one in their respective employment, be allowed to serve any judgment be grouped and tried in some building adjacent to the Royal Courts of summons (including the first), and that provision be made for substituted Justice." Your committee, however, recommend: “That having regard service upon order or even by registered post without order under special to the congested state of business in the metropolitan county courts, it is circumstances, as, for example, after two abortive attempts at personal expedient, until the proposed Central Court for the hearing of remitted service." *
Your committee refer, in support of their recommendations, cases is formed, that orders remitting cases shall not continue to be made, to the statutory provision for service by registered letter of all process and as ' of course' under section 65 of the County Courts Act, 1888." documents allowed by the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act,
Judgment Summons Procedure.-Your committee consider this procedure at 1883, in election petitions.
present to be too expensive and most unsatisfactory, and recommend Hearing.–Your committee recommend: “That when practicable í That the command to appear to a judgment summons after a tender of special days be fixed for jury and remitted cases, and a list published two conduct money to the debtor be equivalent to a subpæna served upon a days before return day, and later cases to be marked 'Not before 12,' witness, the amount of such conduct money to be fixed on the issue of the or as the case may require. That special days be similarly fixed for summons. That a judgment summons contain an intimation in the cases over £20, in which counsel or solicitor appears. That registrars same form as is set out in Form 145 B, with such additions as may be have jurisdiction (without consent) in contract cases over £2 and not necessary to give effect to the preceding recommendation. That a judgexceeding £5, with an appeal to the judge by leave of the registrar or
ment creditor have the right to issue judgment summonses in the court in judge. That registrars have power, with consent of parties, to hear and which judgment is obtained against a judgment debtor residing anywhere, determine all money claims between £5 and £50; a registrar to have the on tender to the judgment debtor upon service of the judgment summons right, after part hearing, to send any such case for trial by the judge, of reasonable and proper conduct money, the amount thereof to be fixed and that there be a right of appeal to the judge without special leave. on the issue of the summons. That the registrars of metropolitan courts That, instead of the provisions as to accounts and inquiries in ord. 12, and of courts having bankruptcy jurisdiction have power to hear first r. 5a, cases involving accounts or inquiries be issued on a form similar to judgment summonses and to make orders for payment by instalments. the High Court originating summons and an appointment at once obtained That, while agreeing that, whenever practicable, the summons should be before the registrar, who, if satisfied that such account or inquiry could personally served, if it appear to the court that reasonable efforts have better be taken out of court than before the judge in court, should be been made to effect personal service, and either that there are reasonable empowered to order the same to be so taken and proceed thereon. That grounds for believing that the summons has come to the knowledge of the 80 soon as the account or inquiry be completed the case be set down for debtor, or that he wilfully evades service, an order should be made as if trial and the judge be supplied by the registrar with copy of the account personal service had been effected upon such terms as the court thinks or bis certificate as to the result of the inquiry, and a note as to all items fit.”. not admittedor disputed by either party. That the provisions of section 72 The Position of Solicitors practising in the County Court.-The attention of of the County Court Act, 1888, and of ord. 51, 1.1, relating to parties the committee has been directed to the anomalous position of solicitors. appearing by agents other than solicitors, be amended so as to prevent Even where a solicitor has issued the summons, and signed (in accordance debt collectors appearing for suitors or as advocates under the guise of with the existing rules) the particulars , with a note that he will accept witnesses or otherwise, either on the hearing of claims or judgment service of all process on behalf of his client, or where he has given notice summonses."
of defence with a similar intimation, notices are often forwarded by the Audience in County Courts.-Your committee think that one solicitor court officials to the litigants themselves, causing unnecessary trouble and should be allowed to represent another solicitor in county court matters, expense. Your committee have referred to ord. 67, r. 7, of the Supreme and hope that tho council may be able to secure that right-at all events, Court Rules, and recommend : "That in cases in which a solicitor giving in the case of clerks to solicitors who are themselves certificated solicitors. his address signs the particulars of claim or notice of defence on behalf of Default Summons Procedure.-Your committee consider the present pro
a client or clients, all court communications hitherto usually sent to the cedure under this head to be very unsatisfactory. It involves in practice plaintiff direct, be sent to such solicitor." (Cf. Ord. 67, r. 7, of the greater delay than in the case of an ordinary summons by reason especially Supreme Court.) of the invitation on the face of the summons to a defendant to tear off the Costs.--"That the scale of costs in cases of £20 and upwards should printed notice to defend and so gain considerable time. The expense and include a special allowance to solicitor-advocate for preparing for and trouble of a preliminary affidavit is an unnecessary deterrent; and the conducting hearing of not less than £2 28. or not more than £10 103. The requirement of personal service by either the bailiff or by a clerk, in the amount to be fixed on taxation. That costs incurred, including court exclusive employ of the plaintiff or his solicitor, is another deterrent. fees, in endeavouring to enforce a judgment or order by way of execution Your committee instance as also unsatisfactory the practice of some of the other than equitable execution and not recovered under such execution, or metropolitan courts requiring an affidavit of service of a default summons costs incurred in endeavouring to enforce a judgment or order by way of to be filed even where a defendant gives a notice of defence or consents to judgment summons for a committal or application for a fresh order judgment, and in allowing no costs where a defendant does not appear at for payment under ord. 23, r. 14, or commitment warrants, be the trial after giving notice of defence. Your committee recommend : included in the amount due under such judgment or order." “That in an action commenced by default summons for a sum of £5 or Your committee recommend as stated under the heading Judgment Sumupwards no defence be allowed except upon leave obtained from the mons Procedure : “That rule 38A of order 25 be extended to allowing registrar ex parte on oath or affidavit. That a notice of defence to, or plaintiffs the costs of solicitors (limited to 103.), appearing on all judgnotice of leave to defend, a default summons should bear a court fee of ment or committal summonses,” your committee recommend : "That 1s. on amounts under £20 and 25. on amounts over $20. That ord. solicitors be allowed a fee on issuing execution.” With reference to a 7, rule No. 33a, providing that judgment shall not be entered on a question submitted to your committee by the council as to the costs default summons after two months from service, be rescinded, as it has incurred where a litigant withdraws within five days of the return day, the effect of preventing any arrangement between the parties without your committee are of opinion :: “ That in all cases where a litigant withpaying the judgment fee, and increases costs and necessitates registration draws within five days of the trial he should be liable for all reasonable of the judgment if the debt exceeds £10. Tbat in cases where a notice of costs incurred by his opponent up to the date of such withdrawal.” The defence is signed by a solicitor, or where a solicitor, two clear days before attention of your committee was drawn to a practice of the City of London hearing, informs the court and his adversary that he is instructed, the Court, when the amount recovered is reduced below £10, and counsel case be put into the defended list for the hour at which the judge will attending is not certified for, of disallowing the solicitor's costs of attend
ing, so that the adversary neither pays counsel nor solicitor. Your com* The practice in the Mayor's Court, London.
mittee were of opinion that this was a mistaken construction of the rules
and on their recommendation the society supported an appeal.* For issuing every order of Commitment, upon a judgment or order of a existing practice of allowances to solicitor litigants in person in the County Court, 1s. 6d. in the pound on the amount upon which the fee on county courts being inconsistent with the decision in London Scottish the hearing is calculated. Benefit Society v. Chorley (L. R. Q. B. 13). Your committee are of opinion
Registrar's Fees.-(Additional to above.) "That a solicitor litigant in person, whether plaintiff or defendant, be allowed the proper costs of a solicitor in the county court, in accordance
For sealing every Warrant, Order of Commitment, Precept, or Writ with the decision in the above case." Your committee adopt the recom
issued from, or on a judgment of, a court other than a County Court, 6d. in mendations contained in the report, dated July, 1887, of the Committee of the pound on the amount for which it issues (so that the total fee does not 1882 (so far as unaffected by subsequent legislation), as follows :-“There exceed 109.). should be, as far as possible, uniformity of practice. In remitted cases, and
For issuing a Judgment Summons upon a judgment or order of a court in cases of £20 and upwards, the judge be empowered to issue commissions other than a County Court, 2s. Bd. to take evidence abroad. The registration of all county court judgments be
High Bailiff's Fees.-(Also additional.) suspended for fourteen days after final ascertainment of the amount due thereon and default in payment thereunder (as in the City of London
For every Default Summons where not served by a solicitor, 18. Court. Cf. Order 36, Rule 1.) "County court judgments for sums exceed
For service of every Judgment Summons issued upon a judgment of a ing £20 (exclusive of costs) should carry interest as in the superior courts.” court other than a County Court, 58.
Note.-The Courts insist upon trying to serve the first Judgment Summons. Generally.-Your Committee have considered a question submitted to them by the council, as to how far a solicitor may, having regard to section For executing every Warrant or Order of Commitment, issued on a judg. 118 of the County Court Act 1888, make charges for work done on the ment of a court other than a County Court, ls, in the pound on the amount instructions of his client, incidental to a County Court action, but which for which it issues, so that the total fee does not exceed 20s, work is not covered by the scale allowances. Having regard to the decision
APPENDIX B. in Re Dod, 21 Q. B. D. 242, in which Re Emanuel, 9 Q. B. D. 408, was considered, it would appear that all work done in the course of employuent to conduct a county court action is covered by the scale allowancss, and Common Law action, with written consent of both nothing beyond can be charged as between solicitor and client unless the parties...
Unlimited. Judge otherwise certifies-at all events in cases under £10. Yo ir com- Action founded on contract (except for breach of promittee, however, propose to make, at an early date, a supplementir! report mise of marriage)
£50. dealing with costs only, and to make further reports, when time jermits, Action founded on tort (except libel, slander, and on such other matters as may seem needfu'. Your committee trust that seduction)
£50. with the view of obtaining alterations in the rules on such of the above Counterclaim (unless plaintiff gives written notice of matters as can be altered without legislation, the council will forward to objection)
Uplimited. the County Court Rule Committee a copy of this report, together with such Ejectment or questions of title to realty
£50 annual value. resolutions as the council itself may think fit to pass thereon. It is also Equity jurisdiction
£500. hoped that provision will be made that a member of the council, nominated Probate jurisdiction
£200 personalty and by the council, shall become a member of the County Court Rule Com
£300 realty mittee, in the same manner as the President of the Incorporated Law Society Admiralty jurisdiction
£300, is now an ex officio member of the Supreme Court Rule Committee. Signed Bankruptcy jurisdiction
Unlimited. on behalf of the Committee, FRANCIS K. MUNTON, Chairman. Replevin
Unlimited. LAW INSTITUTION : December, 14, 1897.
Interpleaders transferred from High Court
Actions on tort transferred from High Court... Unlimited.
Judicial Trustees Act 1896
SOCIETIES. 8. d.
ALLIANCE ASSURANCE COMPANY. £5 and under
3 4 Over £5 and under £10
The Annual General Court of the Alliance Assurance Company was held on £10 $20
6 8 Wednesday at the Head Offices, Bartholomew Lane, the Rt. Hon. LORD £20 £30
ROTHSCHILD, the chairman, presiding.
The report stated that the volume of new life business transacted during £50
the year had exceeded that of any previous year in the history of the For issuing summons for committal, service, attending Court, proof of assured by such policies amounting to £1,216,568, while the net sum assured,
company. The number of new policies issued was 1,571, the gross sum service of summons (in case of non-attendance of debtor), of non-payment of after deducting reassurances, was £1,002,068. The gross new premiums, instalment, instructing Serjeant-at-Mace, and all other incidental charges including single premiums, amounted to £64,032, and the net new premiums, and expenses, if all d, will be:
after deducting premiums on reassurances, to £56,706. The total life premium
8. d. When committal made for 59.
income on new policies and on renewals amounted to £315,670 Î23. 5d.; 2 6
the consideration for annuities to £51,056 159. 9d.; and the interest over 53. and under 10s.
(less Income Tax) on Life Assurance Fund and registration fees to over 10s. and under 20s.
£105,874 38. 3d., making a total of £472,601 11s. 5d. The claims, for 20s. and above
surrender values, cash bonuses, annuities, &c., amounted to £224,513 15s. 11d., COURT Fecs.
and the expenses of management, including commission (being 10 per cent.
of the net life premiums), to £31,567 1s. 3d., making a total of On Summons, whatever the amount
£256,080 17s. 2d.; and leaving a net surplus of £216,520 14s. 3d. ; the On Summons on a Judgment or Order of the High Court
net fire premium income for the year was £536,651 68.; fire claims, in every case)
5 0 including ample provision for all outstanding claims, amounted to £54 43. 60. On every Order on Judgment Summons for payment
per cent. of the premium income and the expenses of management (including On every Order for committal under £20, including filing affidavit
commission) at the head office and all the branches and agencies of the 1 0
company to £34 53. 10d. per cent. of the premium income. The surplus Ditto, £20 and above
on these accounts, including interest (less Income Tax), amounted to
£113,694 10s. 8d. Such surplus had been applied as follows :— £5,000 in COUNTY COURT JUDGMENT SUMMONSES.
writing down the cost of the company's premises ; £3,216 16s. 5d. SOLICITORS' Fees.
in payment of Income Tax on profit, &c. ; £100,000 to cover the
dividend on the share capital for the year 1898; £5,477 14s. 3d. to Nil.
increase the Fire Insurance Fund, making a total of £113,694 10s. 8d. COURT FEES.
The amount of the Leasehold and Investment Policies Fund had increased For every Judgment Summons under the Debtors Act, 1869, upon a
during the year from £50,188 2s. 5d. to £63,501 103. 7d. The total funds Judgment or order of a County Court, 3d. in the pound on so much of the £550,00; Lif? Assurance Fund, £2,946,582 16s. 4d. ; Fire Insurance
of the company amounted to £4,591,448 5s. 9d. —viz.: Paid-up capital, amount of the original demand and costs as, in obedience to the order of the Fund, £787,372 183. 8d. ; Leasehold and Investment Policies Fund, Curt, should have been paid at the time of the issue of the summons. Where such last-mentioned amount does not exceed 20s., an additional standing claims, dividends, accrued commission and expenses, £143,991 (s. 2d.
£63,501 10s. 7d. ; Profit and Loss Account, £100,000; reserve for outfee of 6d.; and where such amount does exceed 20s., an additional fee of ls.
The directors had rosolved on paying the same dividend as in the previous For every hearing of the matters mentioned in any Judgment Summons, year-namely, £100,000, being 8s. per share on the paid-up capital of bd. in the pound on the amount upon which the fee on the summons would have been calculated had the summons been issued upon a judgment or order
£550,000. of a County Court.
The CHAIRMAN, in moving the adoption of the report, said : It is now my
pleasing duty (o make the annual statement to the shareholders, but before I NOTE.–The Divisional Court (Day and Lawrance, JJ.) has since held that the
proceed to make any remarks on the general business of the company, I practice in the City of London Court is unwarranted (Wood's Patent Brick Co.
Think that the shareholders will be gratified to know that the action which (Limited) Y. Cloke, not publicly reported).
the Alļiance Company was bringing against Sir Tatton Sykes has, I will
not say fallen to the ground, but has been virtually won by the company, everybody knew, some offices suffered very severely by the Cripplegate fire; inasmuch as Sir Tatton Sykes has withdrawn his defence to the first action, but he had been very pleased to learn by inquiry at the office shortly after, and has paid us the interest which we have claimed. It is a matter of great wards, that a great many risks in that locality had been cut up. He supposed relief, I am sure, to all our shareholders, to see that we have not advanced the directors had been prudent not only with regard to Cripplegate, but also money on valueless security. I want now to call attention to the annual to other parts of the City where the thoroughfares were very narrow, ten or report, which has been sent to all the shareholders. No doubt they have twelvo feet wide, with windows on each side. In case of fire in such noticed that the amount of new business in the Life Department is un. localities there was bound to be heavy loss. The fire in Australia was precedentedly large, and I only hope it will increase. The shareholders will simply a case of the fortune of war. He asked the directors whether, remember that, some few years ago, our life business was put on a different having regard to the fact that last year was the Jubilee year, it might not footing from what it had been before, and we stated to all those who were be well to add some small bonus to the salaries of the staff. likely to insure that the expenditure in that department was guaranteed to Mr. Fox BATLEY seconded the motion, which was carried with acclamation. be not more than 10 per cent. Such a step as that naturally would at first The CHAIRMAN, in returning thanks, observed that next year was the throw a portion of the expenditure on the Fire Account, but the increase in quinquennium, when it was usual to present a bonus to the staff, and it our Life business has been so great that, although the expenditure in the Life would perhaps be better to leave the consideration of Mr. Whitz's suggestion Account is limited to 10 per cent., the Life Account can pay the whole until then. of the expenditure, and I think that presently it will make hardiy if any Mr. White said he was perfectly sıtisfied, and the proceedingsterminated. claim upon the Fire Account; so that, if our Life business increases, certainly the 10 per cent. will fully cover all expenditure in that branch.
SOLICITORS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. The Fire Account is a very simple one, and the shareholders will see that
The usual monthly meeting of the board of directors of this association we are enabled to pay the same dividend as last year, and to increase our
was held at the Law Institution, Chancery-lane, London, on the 9th inst., Reserve Fund or Fire Insurance Fund by about £5,000. No doubt this Mr. Henry Morten Cotton in the chair; the other directors present being may be considered, and ought to be considered, very satisfactory, that we Messrs. Wm. Geare, Samuel Harris (Leicester), John Hunter, F. H. should be in a position, without entrenching on our Reserve Fund, to Janson, T. Rowley 'Parker, Henry Roscoe, Sidney Smith, Richard W. pay the same dividend as we have done for so many years back. Tweedie, F. T. Woolbert, and J. T. Scott (secretary). A sum of £280 was But I must tell the shareholders that, so far as I personally was
distributed in grants of relief, two new members were admitted to the concerned, the account was rather a disappointing one to me, because, asociation, and other general business transacted. certainly up to the first ten months of the year, I thought we were going have a very good year, and our losses-our great losses-only occurred
UNITED LAW SOCIETY. almost at the end of the year. There was then a great fire in Cripplegate, a fire at King's Lynn, and also a large fire in Australia, so that instead of Lecture-hall on Monday, March 7, Mr. C. W. Williams in the chair. Mr.
The weekly meeting of this society was held in the Inner Temple increasing our Reserve Fund as I had hoped by a substantial sum, we are J. W. Boycott moved : "That the decision of Mr. Justice Kekewich in Re only able to increase it by £5,000.
I think the lesson which the past year de Nichol (Times, Feb. 4) was wrong." has taught us is a very clear one. I hope that we shall have very good years, the debate was continued by Mesers, P. H. Edwards, Neville Tebbutt,
Mr. W. F. Symonds opposed, and and that we may be able to shew larger profits than we have done this year. When that is the case, we ought to carry considerable sums to the Reserve
C. H. Kirby, and A. W. Selle Mr. Boycott replied, and the motion was Fund, and not increase our dividend until we can do so by the interest on the carried by the casting vote of the chairman. Reserve Fund. I do not think I have anything more to say. Mr. Nichols, the professional auditor and accountant, is present here. In compliance with the wishes of many shareholders, Mr. Nichols has given his assistance to
LEGAL NEWS. the auditors in auditing the accounts. I believe he is not only fully eatisfied at the way the accounts are kept, but it bas filled him with admiration. I
APPOINTMENTS. have to move “That the report, together with the account and balance sheet for the year 1897 annexed thereto, be received and adopted and entered on
Mr. John BAYLDON WALKER, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Turks the minutes."
and Caicos Islands, has been appointed Chief Justice of the Island of
Mr. Cecil HOLDEN, solicitor, has been appointed Coroner for the Borough statement.
Mr. C. L. Nichols, F.C. A., said that perhaps it might be convenient if he were to tell the meeting the course which bad been adopted with reference
CHANGES IN PARTNERSHIPS. to the audit. He attended at the offices quarterly and did the books,
DissOLUTIONS. going through the accounts and vouchers and verifying the cash balance, and George James Dowse and Frank EDWARD Lawson, solicitors (Dowse & he saw that all the income was accounted for. All the securities representing Liwson), 5, Dalston-lane, London. Feb. 2.
[Gazette, Feb. 25. the company's investments were examined each half year, and all mortgages
John HAYWARD, CHRISTOPHER George HAYWARD, FRANCIS CHARLES and other deeds relating to property were examined annually. The certificate appended to the balance-sbect would inform the shareholders wards & Peccock), Stowmarket and Needham Market. March 1.
Precock, and Percy CHRISTOPHER GalliMONE HAYWARD, solicitors (Hay. that all those securities, and, indeed, all the assets set forth on the balance-sheet, were in order. He might perhaps be permitted to
JAMES Gudgeon and George GUDGBON, Eolicitors (J. & G. Gadgeon), say that the books were kept on a very excellent system. He considered Stowmarket. March 2.
[Gazette, March 4. the administration of the office practically perfect. Mr. Fox BATLEY observed that he would merely like to say he had noticed in
GENERAL. the balance-sheet amongst the assets a number of the company's own shares. Mr. Justice Mathew having recovered from his recent severe cold, He was acquainted with the County Fire Office, but possibly the Alliance resumed his sittings on Wednesdıy. might be on different lincs. In the case of that office, it was declared a short time back that it was not legal for an office to invest in its own shares,
The Albany Law Jour:al says that a Bill to allow wo zen over twenty-one and the County Fire Office sold its shares. He was not asking the directors years of age to be appointed notaries public has passed the Ohio House of to adopt a similar course, but he wished to know whether the Alliance was
Representatives, and will, in all probability, becomo law. in a different position from the County ?
The death is announced of the Hon. Theodore Davie, Chief Justice of The CHAIRMAN said he was not at all astonished at the question, because British Columbia. He was Premier and Attorney-General of British it was unusual for an office to hold its own shares. The Alliance had power Columbia prior to 1895, and in that year became Chief Justice. by its deed to hold shares in this way, and they were bought originally for A Lond n correspondent of the Newcastle Chronicle hears that there is a specific purpose, which did not come to anything---namely, for the purchase some probal ility of a Bill being introduced into Parliament this session to of another office. They paid the company, and certainly the Life Depart: abolish the English form of taking the oath and make the Scotch form ment, very well at the present moment, and they would be retained; but if
compulsory in all cases. an opportunity should occur of purchasing another office they would probably be used for the purpose.
A sample of colonial judicial bumour is, says the St. James's Gazelle, The motion was agreed to unanimously.
brought by this week's Australian mail. In tho course of an appeal case On the motion of the CHAIRMAN the retiring directors were elected as
before the Supreme Court in Melbourne, Mr. Justice Hood sarcastically follows:-Mr. Jas. Alexander, Mr. Jas. Fletcher, Mr. Rd. Hoare, Sir Chas. interjected, “We are not talking as lawyers, but as ordinary reasonable Rivers Wilson, G.C.M.G., C.B., and Maj.-Gen. Sir Arthur Ellis, K.C.V.O.
On the motion of Mr. WHITE, seconded by Mr. Douglas ARDEN, Mr. This week's Australian mail, says the St. James's Gazette, brings news of Victor Wm. Cavendish was elected an auditor in the place of Mr. John the sudden death of the Hon. Edward O'Donnell McDevitt, Q.C., formerly CATOR, who retired.
Attorney-General of Queensland. At the mature age of fifty-three ho The CHAIRMAN presumed he was right in assuming it to be the wish of the considered it his duty to master the mysteries of cycling, and was in the act shareholders that Mr. Nichols' appointment should be considered permanent, of receiving a lesson in the art when he dropped dead. and to this the meeting a sented. Mr. Wuite moved a vote of thanks to the chairman and directors and Wales Circuit in order to be present at the dinner to be given him by the
Mr. Justice Phillimore will return to town specially from the South working staff for the energy they had display ed in promoting the interests of members of the Western Circuit at the Hotel Métropole on Wednesday, the the company during the past twelve months. Ho considered the report was most favourable. There were, as regarded the Life business, £56,000 in new
16th inst., in honour of his elevation to the Bench. Mr. Bucknill, Q.C., M.P., premiums, and he had no hesitation in saying that some offices took twenty will preside, and a considerablə number of the members of tho Circuit are years to acquire that amount. Life premiums were far more satisfactory expected to be present. than fire, because a man insured in an office did not readily change to After long delay, says the Albany Law Journal, the jury in an Illinois another. The loss by fire was not so great as he had anticipated, because, as case, to whom the judge had given a charge written by himself as to the
mode of computing the damages, if any, came in and reported in favour of To One-third of a Trust Estate, value £8,844, Colonial Stocks and Freeholds ; the plaintiff, Lut without having made the computation. The court, some
lady aged 54. To One-third of a Trust Estate, value £3,400, Consols and
Leaseholds; ladies aged 54 and 61, provided reversioner, aged 24, survive what impatiently, informed them that they must again retire and compute
them. To a Moiety of £1,838 India 3} per Cent. Stock; lady aged 78 and the amount as he had instructed them. But the foreman arose and said:
gentleman aged 79. Slicitors, Messrs. Dangerfield, Blythe, & Hodgson,
London. “Well, judge, the trouble was, none of us could read your writing. We all
To £913 Leeds Corporation Funds; lady aged 55. Also to One-fourth of £626 ; took a try at it, and could not make out a word of it, so we had to do the
lady aged 80. Solicitors, Messrs. Douglas Normun & Co., London. best we could without any instructions.” The judge said hereafter he would
To Two Sixths of a Trust Fund, value £5,319 North-Erstern Railway Stock ; lady have all instructions typewritten.
aged 62, provided_gentlemen aged 35 and 27 survive her, with policies.
Solicitors, Messrs. Hargreaves & Joblin, London. The American Law Review says that Judge Dillon in the course of his REVERSIONARY LIFE INTEREST: upward career was successively the driver of a dray, clerk in a drug store, Of a gentleman aged 43, on the decease of two la lies aged 64 and 8); secure 1
upon 4,425 acres in Sussex. Solicitor, R. E. Campbell, Esq., London. doctor of medicine, attorney-at-law, State prosecuting attorney, State
POLICIES: district judge, State Supreme Court judge, State Supreme Court Chief For £1,400, £1,400, £1,250, £1,250, £1,200, £1,000, £650, £600, £250. Solicitors, Justice, United States Circuit Judge, Professor of Municipal Law in tho law
Messrs. Gedge, Kirby, & Millett, London.
SHARES: school of Columbia University, a chair founded by Chancellor Kent, and
Fifteen Shares of £10 in Messrs. H. R. Baines & Co., Proprietors of the Graphi: counsel for more and greater interests, corporate and unincorporate, than
and Daily Graphic. any lawyer that has lived in the annals of our country. “So far as we In Cheadle Railway Co., Pike's Peak Tunnel Mining Railway, and the Railway to know,” continues the Review, “no other man in the course of American
India Pioneer Co. Solicitors, Messrs. Woodburn, Kirby, Page, & Co, London.
(See advertisements, this week, p. 6.) history, not holding a public office, not a candidate for a public office, not
March 18.--Messrs. Montague & Robinson, at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Freehold Shop in occupying a public position nor seeking any, but pursuing a strictly private Finsbury-pavement, of the rental value of £450 per annum. Solicitors, Messrs. walk in life, has been the recipient of an honour in the form of a banquet Joseph & Hyam, of London. (Sze advertisements, March 5, p. 5.) spontaneously bestowed upon him by the bar and the people of a State 2,000 miles distant from the place of his residence, which State he perhaps never risited in his life, and where there are probably no interests whatever represented by him in a professional capacity. This remarkable event took
WINDING UP NOTICES. the form of a banquet spontaneously tendered in his honour on the 20th of
London Gazette.-Friday, March 4. December last, it being the anniversary of his sixty-sixth birthday. The
JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. banquet was given by Judge and Mrs. Charles A. Pollock, of Fargo; and
LIMITED IN CHANGERY. while some of his former friends, neighbours and associates were present, the 160 guests which surrounded the table were made up of Federal judges, ARIEL ARC LAMP SYNDICATE, LIMITED-- Petn for winding up, presented Feb 28, directed
to be heard on March 16. Pollock & Co, Lincoln's inn fields, solors for petners. Notice judges of the State Supreme Court, of the State district courts, and members of appearing must reach the above-named not later than 6 o'clock in the afternoon of
March 15 of the bar and other citizens.”
Arrow BROWNHILL GOLD MINING Co, LIMITED (IN LIQUIDATION)-Creditors are required,
on or before April 15, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Charles Bennett Jessop, 4, Gt Winchester st. Duffield & Bruty,
New Broad st, solors to liquidator WARNING TO INTENDING House PURCHASERS AND LESSEES.–Before pur
Brayton OIL ENGINE Co, Limited-Creditors are required, on or before Friday, March
18, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to chasing or renting a house, have the Sanitary Arravgements thoroughly Charles William Middleton Kemp, 73, Lombard st. G. S. and H. Brandon, solors for Examined, Tested, and Reported Upon by an Expert from Messrs. Carter liquidator Bros., 65, Victoria-street, Westminster. Fee quoted on receipt of full BRITISH PRODUCE SUPPLY Association, LIMITED-Petn for winding up, presented March
2, directed to be heard on Wednesday, March 16. Beyfus & Beyfus, 69, Lincoln's inn particulars. (Established 21 years.)-[Apvt.]
fields, solors for petner. Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not later
than 6 o'clock in the afternoon of March 15 CAPITAL INVESTMENT CO, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before April 30, to
send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Mr
JW Knowles, 6, Clement's lane
CARDIFF CASTLE GOLD MINES, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before April 20, to
send their names and addresses, and the particnlars of their debts or claims, to Charles SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE,
Arthur Clulow, 9, Gracechurch st
CHAMPION REEF (NANNINE, W.A.) GOLD MINING Co, Limited (in LIQUIDATION)-Creditors
are required, on or before May 1, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars APPEAL COUBT Mr. Justice
Mr. Justice of their debts or claims, to John William Woodthorpe and Robert Henry Household, Date.
STIRLING. Leadenhall bldgs, Leadenhall st. Gibson & Co, 27, Chancery lane, solors to liquidators Monday, March ............14 Mr. Pugh
Mr. Pemberton Mr. Jackson CHARLES WELL! & Co, LIMITED (Brighton)--Creditors are required, on or before April Tuesday
16, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Wednesday
Edward James Reeves, Queen's rd, Brighton. Nye & Treacher, Brighton, solors to Thursday
" CORDILLERA” Ship Co, LIMITED--Creditors are required, on or before March 31, to Saturday. ........................19
send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to
Henry Edward Abbott, 5, Fenwick st, Liverpool. Collins & Co, Liverpool, solors for
“ GATHOBNE " STEAMSHIP Co, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before April 5, to Monday, March ..........14 Mr. Godfrey Mr. Leach
send their names and addresses, and particulars of their debts or claims, to James Tuesday
Jenkins and William John Williams, 31, Mount Stuart sq, Cardiff. Vachell & Co, Wednesday..................... 16
Bute Docks, Cardiff, solors for the liquidators Thursday
GENERAL GUARANTEE ASSOCIATION, LIMITED (IN LIQUIDATION) --Creditors are required, Friday
on or before April 2, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their Saturday. .........................19
debts or claims, to John Holtom, 7, Union ct, Old Broad st GOLD EXPLORATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or
before April 20, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Mr. Clarence H, Poulton, 33, Old Broad st Ashurst & Co, Throgmorton av,
solors to the liquidator. THE PROPERTY MART.
LEROY'S ANTI-MICROBE AND WINES AND SPIRITs Co, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on SALES OF ENSUING WEEK,
or before March 21, to send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their
debts and claims, to I Wilcock, 26, Brown st, Manchester March 15.-Messrs. DEBENIAM, TEwson, FARMER, & BRIDGEWATER, at the Mart, at '2 VICTORIA HOTEL, LIVERPOOL, LIMITED --Creditors are required, on or before March 18, to
P,in., Freehold Property in Gracechurch-street of the present rental of £660; leases send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims to Walexpire in 1912, when the value of the property will be considerably increased. ter Ward Platt, 67, Lord st, Liverpool. Collins & Co, Liverpool, solors for the liquidaSolicitors, Messrs. Burne & Wykes, London. Freehold Premises in St. James's.
tor. street; let to Messrs. Thompson for 28 years at £240 per annum. Solicitors, Messrs. WALKER & SMITH, LIMITED-Petn for winding up, presented Feb 26, directed to be Freer, Blunt, Rowlatt, & Winterton, of Leicester. (See advertisements, March 5, heard on March 16. Trass & Enever, 25, Coleman st, agents for Jessopp & Godson, p. 5.)
Sleaford, solors for petner. Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not March 16 -Messrs. H. E. FOSTER & CRANFIELD, at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Leasehold
lat than 6 o'clock in the afternoon of March 15 Investments producing £438 per annum; secured upon properties in st. Pancras, WEST AUSTRALIAN GOLD Concessions, LIMITED (INCORPORATED IN 1894), Iv LIQUIDATION Hornsey-road, and Holloway. Solicitors, Messrs. Rundle & Hobrow, J. T. Theobald, --Creditors are required, on or before April 20, to send their names and addresses and E-9., and Thomas Young, Surveyor, all of London. Short Leasehold Investments the particulars of their debts and claims, to Mr. John F. Copeland, 33, Old Broad st. producing £196 per annum; secured upon Stabling premises near Regent's Park. Ashurst & Co, Throgmorton avenue, solors to the liquidator Solicitors, Messrs. Taylor & Taylor, London. Freehold and part Copyhold Residen WEST AUSTRALIAN Town Sites SYNDICATE, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before tial, Agricultural, and Manorial Estate, near the market-town of Royston, Cam April 20, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or bridgeshire; comprising in all about 129 acres, and producing a rent-roll of nearly claims, to Mr. Clarence H. Poulton, 33, Old Broad st. Ashurst & Co, Throgmorton£2,000 per annum. Solicitors, Messrs. Mear & Fowler, of London, and Messrs. avenue, solors to the liquidator
Francis & Francis, of Cambridge.
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED.
Guisborough, York. Feb 23 To Four One-seventh Shares of a Trust Fund, £16,680 India 3} per Cent. Stock,
LOUGHBOROUGH PARK SICK AND BURIAL SOCIETY, Brixton Temperanoe Hall, 8, Mayall rd,
Brixton. Feb 16
London Gazette.--Tuesday, March 8.
JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. aged 70. Solicitors, Messrs. Edgar Robins & Clark, London. To One-fourth of £5,694 L. & N. W. Ry. Stock, £925 Preference ditto. ; lady aged
LIMITED IN CHANCERY. 51, subject to annuity of £200 to a lady aged 71. Solicitor, G. W. Bower, BAYLEY's No. 2 South Gold MINING CO, LIMITED (IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION) Esq., London,
Creditors are required, on or before April 23, to send their names and addresses, To One-fourth of a Residuary Estate, value about £35,000; lady aged 55. Also and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Edward James Haggar, 151, Cannon st
Reversion to £1,000 sterling ; lady aged 47. Solicitors, Messrs Mear & DESIRABLE PROPRIETARY GOLD MINES (W.A) LIMD (IN LIQUIDATION)-Creditors are
required, on or before April 20, to send their names and addresses, and the parTo Freehold at Milverton, Dear Leamington, value £2,250, and producing £115 ticulars of their debts or claims, to Robertson Lawson, 34, Old Broad st. per annum; lady aged 64. Solicitor, J, B, Churchill, Esq., London.
IDEAL CYCLE SYNDICATE, LIMITED-Petn for winding up, presented March 5, and directed
to be heard on Wednesday, March 16. Malkin & Co, 29, Martin's In, Cannon st, solors for the petnr. Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not later than
6 o'clock in the afternoon of March 15. LIONSDALE ESTATES, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before April 28, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Edward Russell Cumming and William Watkins, 85, Gracechurch st. Dale & Co, Cornhill,
solors to the liquidators MANCHESTER CYCLE MANUFACTURING Co, Limited-Creditors are required. on or before
April 28, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Richard Brutton, Bt James's sq, Manchester. Sale & Co, Manchester,
solors to the liquidator SLIDE AND SPUR GOLD MINES, LIMITED - Creditors are required, on or before April 21, to
send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Mr
Eastcheap, solors for liquidator
before April 20, to send their names and addresses, and particulars of their debts or
FRIENDLY SOCIETY DISSOLVED.
LAST DAY OF CLAIM.
London Gazette.-FRIDAY, Feb. 25.
UNDER 22 & 23 VICI. CAP. 35.
LAST DAY OF CLAIM.
London Gazette.-FRIDAY, Feb. 25.
Rees & Co, Bristol
GREENWAY, James, Birmingham, Baker March 25 Pepper & Tangye, Birmingham
Weston upon Mare
Lincoln's inn fields
Bennett & Baddeley, Hanley
castle upon Tyne
BANKRUPTCY NOTICES. Isaacs, Simon, Shoreditch, Cook High Court Pet Feb 12 Amended notice substituted for that published in the
London Gazette of Jan 25 :
JONES, ARTHUR GEORGE, Birkenhead, Greengrocer Birken- Crisp, Arthur William, Birmingham, Grocer Birming-
ham Pet Jan 20 Ord Jan 20 Jones, ARTHUR JAMES, Worcester, Pawnbroker West ANDERSON, HERBERT William, Walthamstow High Bromwich Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
Amended notices substituted for those published in the Court Pet Feb 4 Ord Mar 1
London Gazette of March 1 :
RAY, Louis, Miles Platting, Lancs Manchester
Ord Pet Mar 1 Ord Mar 1
Mills, Johngox, Blackpool, Mechanical Engineer Salíord Ord Feb 28
Pet Feb 11 Ord Feb 25
RECEIVING ORDER KESCINDED. on Tyne Pet Feb 12 Ord Feb 23
MENSFORTH, EDWARD, Bradford, Commission Agent BELL, WILLIAM HENRY, Marygate, York, Clerk York Bradford Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
Hastings, BEAUMONT EDWARD, Pall Mall, Builder High Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28 MEREDITI, JOS EPI Edwin, Aberdare, Glam, Chemist's
Court Rec Ord Jan 7, 1893 Resc Feb 25
ANDERSON, H&RBERT WILLIAM, Walthamstow March 14
at 12 Bankruptcy bldg, Cares at BOWDEN, WILLIAM, Exeter, Home Missionary Exeter Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
BASKEVILLE, Thomas, Blackden, Cheshire, Farmer March Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 23 MORTIMER, WILLIAM HENRY, Weston super Mare, Leather
11 at 11 Off Rec, 23, King Edward st, Macclesfield Browx, _CHARLES HENRY, Bradford, Printer Bradford Merchant Bristol Pet Dec 22 Ord Feb 25
BELL, WILLIAM Henry, Wigginton, York, Clerk March Pet Feb 26 Ord Feb 26 Moss, GEORGE Alfred, New Cleethorpes, Baker Great
16 at 12.15 Of Rec, 28, Stonegate, York BURNISTON, HARRY, Leeds, Bookseller Leeds Pet Feb 26 Grimsby Pet Mar 1 Ord Mar 1
BLAKELEY, JAMES, Ardwick, Manchester, Underclothing Ord Feb 26
Manufacturer March 11 at 3
Off Re, Byrom st,
NICHOLS, JAMES Bulloss, Bolsterstone, or Sheffield, BLANDFORD, EDMUND George, Charminster, Dursets, Farm CARLTON, EDWARD, Leeds, Butcher Leeds Pet Feb 28
Bailiff March 11 at 12.30
Off Rec, Endless st, Salis-
bury CORNEY, WILLIAM, Chelsea, Cab Proprietor High Court wich Pet Jan 14 Ord Mar 1
BOURKE, ISIDOBE MOWILLIAM, Earl's Court, Doctor Pet Feb 8 Ord Mar 1 PATTERSON, HUGH, Thornaby, York, Fish Hawker Stock
March 14 at 2.39 Bankruptcy bldga, Carey st CROCKER, JAMES JOSEPH, Swansea, Yeast Dealer Swansea ton on Tees Pet Feb 26° Ord Feb 26
Buenisrox, HABRY, Leeds, Bookseller March 14 at 3 Pet Mar 2 Ord Mar 2 Reed, JOHN WILLIAM, Sunderland, Butcher Sunderland
Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st CUTLER, EDUUND, Boscombe, Butcher Poole Pet Feb 28 Pet Feb 25 Ord Feb 25
BROWN, CHARLE3 Henry, Bradford, Printer March 11 at Ord Feb 28 Roberts, RICHARD, Mortlake, Surrey, Coffee house Keeper, CORNEY, WILLIAM, Chelsea, Cal Proprietor March 14 at 11
11 Off Rec, 31, Manor row, Bradford Davies, WILLIAM, Tonypandy, Glam, Ironmonger Ponty Wandsworth Pet Mar 1 Ord Mar 1 pridd Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28 ROBERTSON, JOHN JAMES, Goole, Yorks, Plumber Wake
Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st DEAKIN, SAMUEL WILLIAM, Wigan, Butcher Wigan Pet field Pet Mar 1 Ord Mar 1
Crabtree, JOHN A, Cardiff, Provision Merchant March 15 Feb 16 Ord March 1 SMITH, WILLIAM JOSEPH, and HERBERT SMITH, Headingley,
at 11.30 Off Rec, 29, Queen st, Cardiff Dennett, Tuomas LAWRENCE, Hart st, Bloomsbury High Leeds, Milk Dealers Leeds Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
DEAKIN, SAMUEL WILLIAM, Wigan, Butcher March 15 at Court Pet Jan 19 Ord Feb 28 Sowdex, JAMES, Bradford, Nurseryman Bradford Pet
11 16, Wood st, Bolton GARDNER, HENRY, Collyhurst, Manchester, Furniture Feb 28 Ord Feb 23
Dennett, Thomas LAWRENCE, Hart st, Bloomsbury March Dealer Manchester Pet March 2 Ord March 2 BYMONDS, Simeon, jun, Canonicorum, Dyrset, Carpenter GUBBINS, JOSEPH GARD, Staines, Draper March 1! at 12.30
11 at il Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st GAskIN, FRANK, Burton on Trent, Grocer Burton on Dorchester Pet March 2 Ord March 2 Trent Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
24, Railway app, London Bridge GREEN, CHARLES HORACE, Leeds, Commission Agent WABEHAN, CHARLES HERBECwes, of w, Cal Mer- Handcock, WILLIAM Gustavus, Pentonville ră, Cyele Leeds Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
Maker March 11 at 12 Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st HANDCOOK, WILLIAM Gustavus, Clerkenwell, Cycle Maker Westalt, LINCOLN William, Malvern Link, Printer Wor- Hannah, ALEXANDER JOHNSTONE, Liverpool March 15 at High Court Pet March 1 Ord March 1 cester Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
12 Off Rec, 35, Victoria st, Liverpool HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY, Fearnhead, nr Warrington, | WHITEHURST, JAMES, Longton, Staffs, Grocer Stoke upon
Harris, WILLIAM, Dowlais, Glam, Grocer March 11 at 3 Miller Warrington Pet March 2'Ord March 2 Trent Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
65, High st, Merthyr Tydfil HAWKE, HARRY, St Blazey, Cornwall, Farmer Truro Pet | YABSLEY, JOHN SMITH, Bristol, Boot Manufacturer Bristol
HARRISON, WILLIAM, Abbey Towa, Cumberland, Farmer Feb 28 Ord Feb 28 Pet Feb 23 Ord Feb 28
March 11 at 12 Off Rec, 34, Fisher st, Carlisle